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Re: Cameo Brainstorming

Postby Altruis » Sun Aug 03, 2014 3:50 pm

did some changes to her apearance and background.


-Name Shelli'yidia vel'Sharen
-Gender: Female
-Age: 266
-Clan: Sharen
-Height: 1.94m
-Build: Slender
-Job: Sarv'swati's spy and summoner specialist
-Fighting style: Martial arts she can also summon a duergar golem
-Weapon: Fists
-Mana Affinity: Earth Sorcery

Appearance: She wear's the standard sharen armor but she is usually seen wearing her Duergar power armor. taint eyes long black hair with purple in the sides and scar on her right side of her neck.

Power Armor: With the help of her Balvhakara friend she manage to make a copy of her summon and thus Ilibri'haniyabal make her a special balvhakara armor that looks exactly like her summon.she has also earth focil of the palm of her hands and of course claws both in the feet and the finger.Its also made of light material and thus it gives her more speed and flexibility but in the cost of power boost.

History: as a child she was always loved a her mother's and siblingd so she asked her mother to become a spy so she could help her mother and thus she blend on Zala'ess's army and send a report to her mother every time something was going on but one day her dragon companion died and she almost got mental break down when she learn her sister died and tried to end her life but cutting her neck but as she put the blade in her neck someone knocked her out.She woke up in the room of a Illhar'dro Healer who asked her to keep moving forward and don't let her life end this way.After this incident her life changed to the better she make new friends and a new love to fight for but of course never abandoning her duty she has for her mother.


Personality: sheimir'yidia use to be a woman with low self-esteem and fear for her siblings and mother but as time passed she turn to a fine but impatient and often short tempered woman with a lot of passion and desire to fight. As a spy she is more serious and silent often stopping anything and everything she do to peep and hear any important information that her mother would like to hear. When she is with her friends she gets in mood for fun and kinky stuff.She is also have feelings for the Illhar'dro Healer who saved her that day but she gets extremely shy in his presence.


-Relationship: She is close friend with a Jie'yen and a Balvhakara together they peep and spy on there favorite Illhar'dro healer.

Quote's: Bring me to battle!
i will wait no longer!.
there 4 things i fight for, my love, my friends, my mother and my sister's dare to hurt them and i will tear you apart!
this armor is the best!

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Re: Cameo Brainstorming

Postby vernes » Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:57 am

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-Name Slyand'iss
-Gender Male
-Clan Val'Sullisin'rune
-Job Sullisin'rune Dome Guard

When circumstances allows me, I hope to try and request an commission where he's actually preforming maintenance on his golem while reading a book titled:


Also, I wonder howmuch time has passed since Ariel visited the Sullisin'rune Dome.
I'm wondering when the next opportunity arrives for a Slyand'iss cameo.
Could he have been re-assigned somewhere else?
Other wise I'll have to wait for the 'camera' to pass by the Dome again.

I would appreciate some feedback on these questions.
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Re: Cameo Brainstorming

Postby Demetirus » Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:04 pm

I've been toying with an idea for a Drowtales character for a few days, so I thought I'd toss it in here and see what feedback I could get. I started work on a picture for this guy, but it's far from finished so for now:

Name: J'hane
Gender: Male
Age: 175 (? not sure if this is too young/old...)
Clan: Jie'yen
Profession: Jie'yen agent.
Build: Toned.
Height: 2.1336m
Mana Affinity: Water.
Race: Drowlath
Skin Colour: Nuqrah'sharian Light Brown.
Hair: Shaved (white with dyed black tips when not)
Eyes: Violet
Main Personality Traits: friendly, disciplined, calm.
Weapons: Pair of Katars though he prefers to not use them unless he has to.
Clothes: Prefers to wear hooded robes that open up in the front with basic shirts and pants (similar to Jedi Robes, or the Monk from Ragnarok Online) as well as lightly plated gloves and boots for that extra oomph when striking.
Appearance: Like most Jie'yen, he is remarkably plain with only a set of crescent tattoos on the side of his face that extend from above his eyebrows to his jaw line with two short lines underneath the center of his eyes to and a circle in the middle of his forehead to distinguish him from anyone else.

Quirk(s):
- Unable to speak. Instead communicates by exaggerated hand motions and facial expressions or writing if available/feasible. Default expression is a smile that almost makes his eyes seem closed (think like Brock from Pokémon)
- A bit more reserved and shy around women in most social situations due to only having a little luck with them. He believes this is due to his taller, unmanly height, inability to speak and shaved head (implying low-to-no status).

Trivia:
- Lost the ability to speak in a training accident that never quite healed correctly.
- Has a closet obsession with the Beldrobbaen and Balvhakara clans. Weaboo level obsession. He manages to keep it under wraps, but he could probably recite their family history to the letter from the history books (if he could speak).
- Prefers to seek jobs where he won't have to actively seek to kill anyone, tending towards bodyguard and information gathering tasks but won't shy away from or even question his duty.
- Tries to shave his head every morning as a bit of a personal ritual of cleansing and humbling.
- Likes spicy food.

Reference Pictures:
- First drawing of J'hane by Drobvirks (click here).
- I chibi'd him. Because I could. (click here)
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Re: Cameo Brainstorming

Postby Ra'tatosk » Wed Aug 06, 2014 12:46 am

An update and fleshing out of my cousin to Toskr. Hopefully passable for the next chapter where the young Illhar'dro followers of Zala can show off. More character most thankfully to comments by Trais - who I shamlessly copied stright off. And he will also be a charming flirt to all the other girls following Zala. Successfull - thats up to Kern. I would not mind if there are or has been a story between Roon'vos and Dalvyserran's character Mersedeh. But that is if Dalvyserran want it. If that would be, I think it would be up to Kern to make whatever he wants or not of it. The question is out on "the market".

I have also shortened the name of the sub house to Han'dai.

Roon’vos Han’dai Val'Illhar'dro — short called: Vos

Son and youngest child of Roonai’chael Han’dai Val'Illhar'dro, born 1075 – 41 years old

• Name: Roon’vos Han’dai Val'Illhar'dro
• Race: Drowolath
• Ancestry: Han’dai sub house of clan Val'Illhar'dro

• Profession: Tracker and scout. Relic hunter wannabe.

• Martial ability: Throwing knives of different models (depending of what to throw at and purpose). They are placed in leather sheaths on his forearms (bo shuriken spikes) and calves (heavier throwing knives). He is highly skilled in throwing, but also in using the knives in his hands (he do not use any kunai knives).
http://www.budk.com/product/Gil-Hibben- ... 159750.uts
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shuriken

• Mana affinity: Air. Skilled in precisely directing wind in the direction he needs. Helps him keep his and his group’s scent away from the animals or people he is tracking, and vice versa he can direct wind so he can get the scent of the surroundings and animals and people hiding. He is training on getting more force out of his air affinity but is still unsuccessful in this.

• Uniform: As a tracker and scout he uses dull colors that make him melting into the background. His cape has two colors depending on if he is in the underground (dark brown/gray) or on the surface (speckled olive drab). Alternating between BS 381C olive drab color and X11 olive drab color and in between. Soft clothes that is silent. Thick but soft leather covering vital organs.

• Civil costume: When in civilian clothing he wants to be sparkly in contrast to his working clothes. But he sticks to the Illhar’dro blues and whites, but sparkly with silver threads interwoven making accents.

• Colors: Traditional Illhar’dro blue eyes with silver trim in the center. Nuqrahn skin tone. Hair is short for not interfering or giving him off in work. Hair is white and a bit unruly. He has a blue sling behind his right ear that is longer (down to his breast) than the rest of his hair (to the collar), he lets it rest on his breast except when he is thinking – then he sucks on its tip. The sling has three triplets of beads along it- under ear, halfway down and just before the tip.
He takes time to change them between scouting and otherwise. When scouting they are of olive drab (light – dark – light), otherwise similar but blue (light – dark – light).

• Size: Sinewy and gracious.
• Personality traits: Good hearted prankster.
• Favorite saying: Who, me? Nah…; That reminds me of the time I was out hunting with my cousin… [and then being stopped by some comrade that tells him to stop tell those boring stories].

• Quirk 1: Prankster
As prankster has so many definitions, I define him as this: A person who pranks people, pranks as in jokes around a lot, or says a lot of white lies as a joke for a while just to enjoy themselves while seeing others falling into their trap or simply being fooled the good way. He loves to prank on drows’ equivalent to April Fools day, and he has the urge to do it to everyone he meets that day, whether he knows them or not – high or low.
He uses his air affinity to direct certain smells on his victims among other ways of making pranks. He might even use his spikes or throwing knives if he gets annoyed of a person – afterwards saying “It was just a prank – it would have hit if I had that intent”.
• Quirk 2: A ladies man
Or more flirtous to the girls in his age. Part of the inner circle in Nuqrah’shareh noble houses youngsters. Charming but not adorable.
• Quirk 3: Playing the flute
A decent amateur in playing the flute. Plays it when taking rests. Able to play in ensemble. Favors old tunes but familiar with the music of the time. Has learned quite a lot of birds drills and tweets (usable as signaling secret messages) - but not to much use underground where there are no birds other that the Illhar'dro ones.

• Character flaws: A lot of cockiness and tendency towards showing off (as younglings often do). It’s a part of trying to make himself a position as a member of an ancient subhouse of warriors. This and his self-assured makes him occasionally to fail reining in his mouth and pranks amongst superior officers, who are also much more older/experienced/dangerous, getting him into occasional trouble. He has developed an ability to get out of trouble almost as quickly as he gets into it – still he occasionally fails in this.

• Inspirational pictures: Wren (main character) in White Noise except not being moody as Wren is. And not as shy around girls as Wren is, quite the opposite. Also not those brown puppy eyes Wren has. http://www.wncomic.com/
• Name of his Arshin war bird is Siaan.

Roon’vos had a quite normal upbringing in the sub house. He went to the clan’s school and managed to get average grades, only in gymnastics and craft he managed to excel. He (as many Handai) chose a military career after school, but not the normal combat career. He was never really content with military training and fighting, but didn’t want to disappoint his mother or sister. Consequently he looked for a career that he considered was having less fighting than most in the military. So he went for tracking and scouting.

To this might be that he also looked up to his elder cousin Araa’toskr. He always asked Toskr to tell him about his hunting and tracking on the surface. When he became older he was allowed to follow Toskr on the hunting around Saosh and further away. He also heard or Toskr’s time in Chel and Orthorbbae and have great expectations to see this great city he has been told so much of. He also used to hang around his grand uncle Targen’vos who had been Lord-in-waiting to the old (third) queen’s consort. There he learned different crafts that would come in handy in his career as tracker and scout (but also as prankster).

Edit: putting in one more quirk.
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Re: Cameo Brainstorming

Postby Thrair » Wed Aug 06, 2014 2:19 am

So many good ideas people are throwing out. GAH! I can't wait!

As a side note, looks good. Really fits in with the Ill'har'dro style. With maybe just a dash of Kiel. :P
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Re: Cameo Brainstorming

Postby Demetirus » Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:08 pm

Thrair wrote:So many good ideas people are throwing out. GAH! I can't wait!

As a side note, looks good. Really fits in with the Ill'har'dro style. With maybe just a dash of Kiel. :P


I agree! So many folks with great character ideas posted here. It actually made me almost reluctant to post my idea up there, in truth. Mostly because my character is pretty cookie cutter and plain compared to most. More like an npc than a pc.
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Re: Cameo Brainstorming

Postby Ra'tatosk » Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:20 pm

Demetirus wrote:
Thrair wrote:So many good ideas people are throwing out. GAH! I can't wait!

As a side note, looks good. Really fits in with the Ill'har'dro style. With maybe just a dash of Kiel. :P


I agree! So many folks with great character ideas posted here. It actually made me almost reluctant to post my idea up there, in truth. Mostly because my character is pretty cookie cutter and plain compared to most. More like an npc than a pc.

There are diffierent ways to put a spark of life in a character. My way was to take one interresting character (Rei'shiid Recherrai Val'Illhar'dro — commander of the Nuqrah'n city guard) and give her a son. Later on I left her and instead created a new family not associated to her. At the moment I have two sisters with three children each and a grand uncle. One (Araa'toskr) has already appeared, hopefully his younger cousin (Roon'vos) can make an appearence in the next chapter. Most of them are still in their infancy as characters.

Fleshing out the family is next step. It's history in the clan (long/short), its relationship to the ruler and other sub houses (good/bad/loyal/independent/in conflict...), what sort of angagement they prefer (military/technical/commerse/arts/...). Then create a family tree. How are the children relating to their parents, grandparents, siblings, relatives, friends, schoolmates... How have the family and its different members interacted with the history we have seen develop in Drowtales. Are they following the family traditions or are they seeking other avenues in life.

If the next chapter does not gives your clan an opening, just pick one of the family members and give him/her an new fitting clan. Or create several familys in different clans. The Sarghress and the Sharen are quite often part of the mix.

Please note that you can not expect Kern to buy into this whole family concept, but it gives you possibilities to fill the characters with a lot of story that sets them alive and gives them an independent and plausible character. Start looking around you. Study your family and relatives, friends and coworkers, famous and infamous people. But DON'T TELL ANYONE that they are under your observation.

Others have other ways to create cameos. Check out all the advise that have come up in this thread - there is a lot of wisdom out there. The one most often iterated is to concentrate on character and not on affinity and weapon. Don't forget the charcter flaws and quirks. As I've said above, you find them in real life if you are observant. Many famous writers has done it.

A last reminder (I got from Kern in an e-mail) if you chose an Balvhakara character. The golemuniform that Sara'hilana uses is a weapon, therefore you can not chose another weapon to that!
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Re: Cameo Brainstorming

Postby Altruis » Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:24 pm

-Name Aeciria Mae'yukir Sarghress
-Gender: Female
-Age: 243
-Clan: Sarghress
-Height: 1.75m
-Build: Slender
-Job: Mae'yukir Squad Leader
-Fighting style: Uses her speed to slice and dice her enemies aka (Mirage Sword Style)
-Weapon: Claymore
-Mana Affinity: Light Sorcery

Appearance:
She has silver eyes and long, pale white hair styled in a razor-shag cut. She sustains a cross-shaped scar on her face inflicted by the Kyorl Templar's when she helped her taint soldier to escape.


Personality: With her talents in planning strategies and her tolerance for others, she is an outstanding leader.Although Aeciria takes personally the deaths of those under her command, as she cares for the lives of Squad member's knowing that they deserve more than anyone to live. She will go to great lengths in order to protect them, including disobeying Clan's orders.
She is not one to take sides in arguments within her own unit. Aeciria insists that every team member is crucial if the entire group is to succeed and survive.
Adding to her strength as a leader is her intelligence. She is capable of both elaborate, careful planning and improvised solutions on a whim.

-Relationship: She has a close friendship with her mentor Itan'sha Mae'yukir Sarghress, also with her Squad member's both taint and untainted she is more than a simple Leader.

Quote's:
Every team member is crucial i don't want to hear any excuses from anyone for there is no weak member in my Squad.
I wont allow any of you to hurt my Squad!.
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Re: Cameo Brainstorming

Postby Khora2150 » Fri Aug 29, 2014 7:50 am

Intending on bringing my Sarghress wolf rider for the upcoming chapter as part of a squad. Spread a little anarchy :)

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Name: Saryth Mae’yukir Sarghress
Gender: Female
Age: 161
Race: Drowussu
-Build: Average
-Clan: Sarghress
-Profession: Sarghress Fang Legion, Reaver Squad.
-Martial ability: Dadao two handed sword.
-Mana affinity: Wind

Appearance;
-Waist length black hair in a ponytail.
-Milky white eyes (Blind)
Concept Art

Clothing;
As attached image, with black cargo pants and combat boots. Standard red sarghress assault armor when on duty.

Details:
-Blind from a birth, uses a combination of sound and regular aura sense to get an idea of where other drow are.

Personality traits: Pessimistic and sadistic in the extreme, Saryth frequently joins her squad in collecting protection money from civilians living on the edge of foreign clan territory, making examples of those who resist by taking their eyes, and takes particular joy in breaking strong willed individuals. Any noble born prisoners captured in the line of duty to the Sarghress tend to suffer the same fate.

She deeply cares for the other members of her squad, considering them as family. Very doting to her giant wolf mount and takes her along everywhere when plausible, even inside restaurants. Highly self-confident to the point of recklessness.

Goals: To have the alliance with the Val'Sullisin'rune, and any remaining noble clans, crushed under the Sarghress war machine.

Quirks:
-Constantly makes jokes with her squad mates, especially when someone expects her to read or look at something.
-Feels peoples faces to know what they look like.
-Uses her sword as a guide cane when her wolf or squad-mates are not nearby.
-A fan of morbid humor. [*Pokes a teammate with a severed arm while they are carrying something.* "Need a hand?"]
-Powerful dislike of any nobility.
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Re: Cameo Brainstorming

Postby Thrair » Sat Aug 30, 2014 1:28 am

That is a cool concept. And I really like how the blindness links in with the Sarghress love of wolves. That said, while I love the concept and the character, I doubt I'd ever like her. Too sadisitc and EEEEVVVVVVIL. But in that way everyone loves to hate.

Side note, you've had multiple cameos accepted, right? Would you mind PMing me a copy of an accepted submission? I'm happy with my character, but I'm trying to decide if I need to prune out even more details, or if some of the superfluous fluff can be added in. (Or, in an extremely unlikely case, I have the perfect fluff-to-succinct ratio). So I'd love to see an example of a concept that was accepted by Kern, in terms of level of detail.
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Re: Cameo Brainstorming

Postby Khora2150 » Sat Aug 30, 2014 7:36 am

Sent a copy of my last cameo in PM.

Usually Kern just emails you a template to follow after paying for a spot during rollcall, so they change slightly each chapter depending on what he needs, but the basics are the same.

Major things to note are that he will most likely cut out the background, or at most give it a passing mention between cameos, so try to avoid making a huge one.

Keeping details to a reasonable number is probably a good idea too, though in my opinion, it doesn't hurt to have more than the default (at the time) of two traits and two personality quirks per character, just in case some are not applicable for the present situation. At pivotal points you may get asked via email/skype/PM if your character will do one thing or another. For me, I was asked if Verthandi would betray her clan. I think most know what I chose :)
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Re: Cameo Brainstorming

Postby Thrair » Sat Aug 30, 2014 7:55 am

Thanks.

The backstory is very bare-bones. I used it mostly for frame-of-reference. Still, it's good to have an idea of how much detail I can put in.

Very much appreciated. Looking over your accepted cameo, I have a bit too much detail, I think. But not by much. I'll have to trim a couple details, but that's it. Thanks, Khora. You're awesome, ya know that?
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Re: Cameo Brainstorming

Postby Khora2150 » Sat Aug 30, 2014 4:00 pm

Hah hardly, but thank you.

Look forward to seeing what you bring into the main archive. :)
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Re: Cameo Brainstorming

Postby Disestablish » Fri Sep 19, 2014 5:57 am

Cameos coming up for next chapter include the Sharen Alliance( Sharen Jieyan, Illhardro, Balvhakara), Sarghress, and Volzress! Coming up on the 27th! Get brainstorming people!
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Re: Cameo Brainstorming

Postby aceofAces » Fri Sep 19, 2014 1:07 pm

Makes me wish I HAD good character ideas
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